DeNapoli said he was, “America First, before it was cool.” From the sound of the booing, the crowd was not impressed.
What did I miss, what did I miss!! I need to get out more to these political events in Broward County! The MAGA community this week is on fire when a video of Richard Denapoli, Republican State Committeeman floated on the internet last Tuesday night with Richard declaring that there are NO RINO’s in Broward Republican leadership. RED BROWARD is reporting, “Broward Republican Party Official Richard DeNapoli was booed Tuesday evening at a local Donald Trump event in Pompano Beach. DeNapoli, who serves as the elected State Committeeman, was called a “liar” multiple times when he told the crowd there were no “RINOS” in the Broward Republican Party leadership. The term RINO, which stands for “Republican In Name Only,” is used against leaders who worked to oppose conservative causes. DeNapoli was attending a Jews For Trump event at Galuppis Restaurant. DeNapoli said it was the “honor of his life” to serve as the emcee of a Boca Raton Trump event in 2016. DeNapoli said he was, “America First, before it was cool.” From the sound of the booing, the crowd was not impressed.
Witnesses at the event reported that Mr. Andrew Brett, President of the Broward Log cabin political Group, was invited to speak among other candidates. Mr. Brett declared that he is again running for Richard Denapoli’s seat of Republican State Committeeman in 2024. He also declared that we needed to get rid of the RINOs in Broward County. It was obvious to the attendees that Denapoli arose to speak with an upset look on his face since he was just challenged by the same man he is suing in Broward County Court for slander for reporting that he did not live at the address he reported running for public office. That is another story regarding bullying that DBW will report later down the road. Denapoli obviously irritated by the RINO comment stated as he did in the video posted in the post. Denapoli being 3-years away from any challenge could have maintained his grace and dignity by being the better man and not responding. He chose to go petty and the video states the reaction of the room that they did NOT believe him that Broward did not have a RINO problem!
IS DENAPOLI A HARD CORE TRUMPSTER?
Can it be possible that the Anti-RINO warriors are wrong on Richard Denapoli? Can Richard the victim card playing politico be the true victim who has done no wrong? Let’s back up before we believe a lie and lose Broward County for a few more election cycles. Drain Broward Swamp (DBS) is actively investigating and trying to obtain the two Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) complaints that the Trump 2020 campaign filed against the Broward Republican Executive Committee BREC), The Broward local GOP machine, for receiving ZERO help when Denapoli was chairman of BREC. These rumors must be verified and at DBS we strive to provide you with hard core evidence to make the case for you to join the battle in saving the Broward GOP. DBS shall provide its supporters and haters at a later date more information as it becomes available. For now these accusations are hearsay and should be treated as hearsay until verified!
Going back to the the question if Denapoli was a Trumper before it was cool to be a Trumper is true or is he a snake oil salesman that rode the wave because there were no RINO coat tails to ride into power with because the PEOPLE were pissed off at Politics as Usual! According to 2016 Federal records, Broward State Committeeman Richard DeNapoli made multiple contributions to the Presidential campaign of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Those same records show DeNapoli gave $0 to President Donald Trump. Is this why the Sarasota Herald-Tribune called Richard DeNapoli a “moderate” Republican in August 2016?
In October 2015, Richard DeNapoli was named to Governor Jeb Bush’s Broward campaign team along with frequent ally Rico Petrocelli. Federal campaign records show DeNapoli’s support of Bush began months earlier. In January 2015, DeNapoli made a contribution to the “Right To Rise PAC,” a pro-Jeb Bush political committee which attacked Sen. Marco Rubio. According to the New York Times, “Some Right to Rise donors have been worried for months about attacking Mr. Rubio, especially after Right to Rise showed a video it had made portraying him as unelectable, because of his hard-line views against abortion….” In June 2015, Richard DeNapoli made two contributions to the Jeb Bush political committee. He made his last contribution in September 2015. By late February 2016, Jeb Bush dropped out of the race. Less than two weeks later, DeNapoli jumped ship to support Donald Trump.
DeNapoli tried to explain his rationale to the Sun-Sentinel. “Clearly the sentiment out there is a lot of Republicans are fed up. Not only with the establishment, because they haven’t delivered on a lot of promises. And they want someone who can disrupt the system and get things accomplished. And Trump is their champion,” DeNapoli said. “They’ve heard these promises for years and years, and they don’t feel they’ve been delivered on.” Even though DeNapoli was part of the party establishment, he was named “Fort Lauderdale area director of Trump’s presidential campaign.” Federal records show DeNapoli’s words of support for Donald Trump were not backed up by his checkbook. Campaign records do not show any contributions to President Donald Trump. The Federal records show DeNapoli made two contributions in 2016: one to the Republican Party in June 2016, and an October 2016 contribution to Sen. Marco Rubio.
I ALWAYS SUPPORT OUR REPUBLICAN NOMINEES
Even though Richard DeNapoli likes to say, “I always support our Republican nominees,” he has been dogged by accusations of lukewarm support of these candidates. In 2010, DeNapoli was a strong supporter of Charlie Crist’s US Senate campaign. Federal records show DeNapoli was an early supporter with a $1,000 contribution in December 2009. After Marco Rubio defeated Crist for the nomination, some Rubio backers claimed DeNapoli did little to help. Javier Manjarres gave DeNapoli the dreaded “Charlie Crist Republican” label.
Federal records do not show any 2010 contribution to Rubio by DeNapoli. That same year, Richard DeNapoli was an early supporter of Bill McCollum’s bid for Florida Governor. According to his “conservative” resume provided to members of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) in 2010, DeNapoli was, “Named to Broward County Political Leadership Team, Steering Committee, Bill McCollum for Governor.”
LOW-ENERGY POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO JEB BUSH?
DeNapoli made two contributions to McCollum in 2009 and a third just before the August 2010 primary. McCollum was soundly defeated by Rick Scott. DeNapoli told BREC members, “I proudly supported Bill McCollum in the primary – my commitment to his campaign began prior to my time as BREC Treasurer…and when McCollum lost I proudly supported our Republican nominee and now Governor-Elect Rick Scott. I always support our Republican nominees.” State records show Richard DeNapoli made a single $25 contribution to Rick Scott on October 10, 2010. As REDBROWARD exposed last week, Richard DeNapoli’s claim to “always support our Republican nominees” does not extended to women running for Broward County Judge.
In 2016, BREC failed to include Judge Nina DiPietro on its list of endorsements. Her husband, David DiPietro was former legal counsel for BREC. After some prominent Republicans complained about DiPietro’s exclusion, BREC was forced to print new endorsement cards. Buddy Nevins of Browardbeat.com “was also told that the board of directors of the local GOP were split over whether to redo the cards, which will be distributed to select voters. A number of directors opposed changing the list to include Judge Di Pietro.” Why? According to former BREC Chairman Robert Sutton, one particular BREC Board member did not want Judge Nina DiPietro the palm card.
“Richard DeNapoli did not want Nina DiPietro to get the BREC endorsement,” Sutton told REDBROWARD. In an October 2016 e-mail to REDBROWARD, DeNapoli included the endorsement card without DiPietro. He said it was available on the party Facebook page. DeNapoli wrote, “This was the finalized guide as decided by the Board and amendments voted upon by the BREC members at the September meeting.” Sutton said party leaders in Tallahassee were extremely angry over the slight and the cards were reprinted. This year, the BREC Board endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for the Broward County Court Judge Group 9 seat. Twice! In August 2016, the BREC Board endorsed Tanner Channing Demmery over Leonore Greller and Corey Amanda Cawthon. In the November runoff, the BREC Board once again endorsed Demmery over Cawthon.
The BREC Board members are Chairman George Moraitis, Vice Chair Celeste Ellich, Secretary Rupert Tarsey, Treasurer Kevin Moot, State Committeewoman Michele Merrell and Richard DeNapoli. In October, Javier Manjarres of the Shark Tank asked why the BREC leadership decided to endorse Demmery, a Democrat public defender over Corey Cawthon, a registered Republican. Manjarres wrote, “This is disgraceful for Republicans, but is an expected move from the embattled misfit group of Republicans who supposedly represent all Broward Republicans.” According to Manjarres, Chairman George Moraitis, “affirmed the decision, stating that the decision was made to endorse after ‘the attorneys’ recommended it. Moraitis did not say who the attorneys were.”
IN MY OPINION:
has Denapoli the Conservative values that he barked out at last Tuesday’s event? In the opinion of this writer I state NO! The man was a former Democrat intern in the Clinton White House who always backed, supported and voted for swamp creatures. He has benefited from the corruption of selling private BREC donor and voter lists to active Democrat candidates in Broward County. He is the Chairman of the RPOF Grievance Committee where multiple grievances against Denapoli has landed and disappeared into thin air without Denapoli recusing himself with the obvious conflict of interests.
Surprisingly there are MAGA republicans in BREC that only want to feel good and fight against the RINO Hunters more that the RINOs. They do not like conflict yet push against those BREC members that strive to educate the new BREC members of the historical past unless we repeat history. These self-declared America First Patriots (in name only) individuals need to realize that when Trump states to fight he means get your hands dirty removing RINOs. Yes, it will feel uneasy having to make a choice between left & right. Yes, people might not want to have coffee or like your Facebook pics anymore. It all boils down to sacrifice and what YOU are willing to sacrifice to take over Broward and make it RED! Are you willing to sacrifice some so called friends that never really liked you in the first place? Are you willing to put your foot in the fight even if that means getting the “stinky eye” in a BREC meeting from some Decrypted old lady that is set in her Moderate Blue Blood Establishment ways?
If someone comes to you requesting unity just respond back that the the MAGA, Constitutional Conservatives, America First community is united but the Democrat lite Republicans that support Denapoli are causing all the division! The time for change is now. What are you willing to sacrifice to get Ron DeSantis and Donald trump elected? Your vote is no longer good enough you MUST do more!